The book “Border Town” talks about a teen/preteen Mexican girl named Alex Garza, Who wants to win the heart of a region champion mariachi singer Christian. The main character is of course Alex and Christian. I personally like Alex because she is like a love struck puppy when she hears Christian sing and wear his mariachi uniform. Of course there was some trouble that they ran into. One was the over protective mom, then border patrol, illegal racing and Mexican tales coming to life as they go to their first competition.
A character I would relate to would be Santiago because I like to do wild stuff and at times not listen to people but also Fabi because I love to study an learn about new things every day. I remember once I completely blew of someone who was nagging about the way I acted in middle school like Santiago did to the Assistant principal.
The book was so cute and romantic, my favorite part was of course when she sang the Serenata to Christian and he ran away with her like Romeo and Juliet when Romeo escaped to see Juliet. If I could change the ending I would have written it so that Christian would be waiting at Alex’s family restaurant with flowers and a warm celebratory hug.
I recommend the book to people who are into romance and partial action books but other than that I think everyone would love this book I mean I did and I read a lot of action books and manga. I hope people will give this book a chance and read it the author loves to use valley references so it helps understand what she Is talking about since people know about the valley.